“The Agitated Elocutionist” a new story published in The Hatchet

The Hatchet Spring 2011 Cover

The Hatchet Spring 2011 Cover

“The Agitated Elocutionist,” a new Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective mystery by Richard Behrens, has been published in the latest issue of The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies.

“The Agitated Elocutionist” is the first Girl Detective Mystery to be published since PearTree Press presented the collection “Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective,” in April of 2010 and promises to be just as  original and amusing.  Lizzie Borden, the Girl Detective of Fall River, is joined by her affluent cousin Sarah Borden for a casual afternoon together during which they shop for clothing, eat lunch, interview crime suspects, disrupt the entire Fall River police department, destroy the career of a famed speech therapist, and send a few jewel thieves to jail.   Sarah is a bit rattled by it all, but to Lizzie, it’s all in a day’s unpaid work.

The new story has the honor of being published in a special edition of The Hatchet which features an interview with Michael Martins and Dennis Binette, the authors of  Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River.  This new book, soon to be published, promises to be a landmark in Lizzie Borden Studies, a major original work by the Fall River Historical Society.  Many rumors conflict on what it contains, but if just a few of those rumors are true, this book will change the way we look at the historical Lizzie Borden and reveal a history that has been concealed for over a hundred years.

The new issue of The Hatchet also features writings by Michael Brimbau, Stefani Koorey, David Marshall James, Kat Koorey, Denise Noe and others.  Order your copy now from http://www.lizzieandrewborden.com/HatchetOnline/.